Beachgoers enjoy a beautiful autumn day at Byron Bay's Main Beach. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star
Beachgoers enjoy a beautiful autumn day at Byron Bay's Main Beach. Photo Cathy Adams / The Northern Star Cathy Adams

Grant of $60,000 to beautify Byron Bay

BYRON Shire Council has $60,000 of funding available to support projects that can activate or beautify Byron Bay.

The Byron Bay Town Centre Placemaking Seed Fund is looking for projects that have the capacity to transform underutilised public places and laneways, Byron mayor Simon Richardson said.

"We want spaces that allow us to gather, to talk, to be inspired or be creative. With the support of a newly created funding pool at the last council meeting, we can now showcase the unique and innovative nature of our much loved and iconic town and achieve an authentic sense of place.

"If you have an idea, we'd love to hear from you. Let's explore how we can work together to deliver your project.

"Types of activation events might include murals and street art, parklets, eat streets, pop-up shops, edible gardens, mobile art gallery or creative lighting displays. We are also excited about possible creative ways to provide amenities such as creative bike racks, seats, lighting and bins for example," mayor Richardson said.

More information on the Seed Fund is available at www.byron.nsw.gov.au/placemaking

Details

Two information sessions for potential applicants will be held on Wednesday February 3, 2016

Time: 2pm to 3pm or 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Byron Bay Community Centre

Please RSVP: sarah.workman@byron.nsw.gov.au by February 1, 2016



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